Effect of electrical stimulation with high voltage pulsed galvanic current and Russian currents on lactic acid accumulation: a preliminary study


Gultekin Z., KİN İŞLER A., Surenkok O., KIRDI N.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF PHYSIOTHERAPY REHABILITATION-FIZYOTERAPI REHABILITASYON, vol.17, no.2, pp.89-94, 2006 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 17 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Journal Name: TURKISH JOURNAL OF PHYSIOTHERAPY REHABILITATION-FIZYOTERAPI REHABILITASYON
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index, Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.89-94

Abstract

Purpose: The purpose of this study was to compare the effects of electrical stimulation with two different currents on lactic acid accumulation. Material and methods: Twenty healthy male volunteers participated in this study, and were equally divided into high voltage pulsed galvanic current (HVPGC) and Russian currents groups. In both groups, electrical stimulation was applied to the quadriceps muscle of the dominant leg. A regime of ten stimulus repetitions for 5 sec followed by 5 sec of rest to HVPGC group, and a regime of ten stimulus repetitions for 10 sec followed by 50 sec of rest to Russian currents group were applied. Subjects' blood lactic acid levels were determined before, in the middle and immediately after the electrical stimulation and at the 3Pd and 5th min of recovery period. Results: 2 x 5 ANOVA with repeated measures indicated significant time effects in the blood lactic acid levels (F=4.901; p<0.05) and no significant group x time interaction. Conclusion: These results suggest that two different electrical stimulation currents were not different in lactic acid accumulation.